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How is the food and beverage business being revolutionized by biotechnology?
In recent years, biotechnology has quickly assimilated into everyday life. The application of biotechnology is revolutionizing the domains of agriculture and the food business. Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary discipline with roots in many fields, including cell and molecular biology, physiology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, and chemical engineering.
Creating embryos in the lab: How, why, and what the future holds
This month, researchers announced that they have been culturing a mouse embryo model made entirely out of embryonic stem cells and without the use of a sperm and egg, or a uterus, for 8.5 days, about 2 days longer than previous experiments had achieved.
European plastics industry to reach $108bn by 2031: Ceresana
Plastics play a major role in the “Green Deal” that aims to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050. EU initiatives for circular economy and bioeconomy promote recycling and bioplastics, whereas plastic waste and microplastics are to be restricted. Further, Europe wants to become less dependent on oil and gas imports.
TNB aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) targets to invest around RM20 billion per year over the next 28 years as capital expenditure (capex) for initiatives to fast-track TNB’s energy transition plan that aspires to reduce its emissions intensity to net zero by 2050.
Strategic partnerships towards strengthening national rice supply
MALAYSIA’S population is projected to increase to more than 45 million by 2050 hence, rising food demand and consumption. Potential threats such as food insecurity pose the question of, is the country ready? Food security is very important especially when it comes to a growing population.
Scientists bring cultured meat closer to your kitchen table
Researchers at UCLA have created an edible particle that helps make lab-grown meat, known as cultured meat, with more natural muscle-like texture using a process that could be scaled up for mass production.